It has become legend.
The reason this time? Well, as Steven Bunche and many others have pointed out, the musical still lacks an ending. Git ‘er done! Producers announced the show will be delayed until March 15 (pushed back from February 7) and several performances have been canceled between now and then to allow more time to fine-tine the technical aspects of the show — which is the most complex ever brought to Broadway — and to work on the ending, and allow Bono and The Edge to work on the unpopular score.
Describing the show as “ten-times more complicated to tech [technically rehearse] than anything else,” Mr. Cohl said the preview schedule allowed for only 12 hours per week for that task.
“We simply need more time to fully execute the creative team’s vision before freezing the show,” he said. “I picked a date in March that allows me to ensure that this will be the final postponement.”
When the show finally opens, it will have been in previews for longer than any other show in history. Just one of many records set by the show — it’s all the most expensive ever. And it has also set a record for the most comic book inspired characters bonked on the head.